Wild Rumors & News

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Buffalo retains 50 percent of Chris Stewart salary in Wild trade

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    TSN reporting #mnwild has acquired Chris Stewart for a 2017 second-round pick

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    Ballard has not decided his future, but he still hasn't been able to ramp up his workouts without symptoms, so very unlikely #mnwild

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Jordan Leopold to MIN from CBJ.

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  • Sabres send Stewart to Minnesota Wild

    Sportsnet.ca "The Minnesota Wild have acquired Chris Stewart from the Buffalo Sabres." March 02

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    AHL deal coming too: Jared Knight (Boston prospect) for Zack Phillips (Minnesota prospect).

  • Blue Jackets trade defenseman Leopold to Wild

    NHL.com "The Minnesota Wild acquired defenseman Jordan Leopold on Monday from the Columbus Blue Jackets for defenseman Justin Falk and a fifth-round pick, according to a Sportsnet report. Leopold has one goal and two assists in 25 games this season for the St. Louis Blues and Blue Jackets. Born in..." March 02

  • Wild picks up a win over physical Colorado

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The chances of the Wild and Colorado Avalanche meeting in the first round of the playoffs again are slim to none, but the two Central Division rivals on Saturday night picked up right where they left off last spring. In a catch-your-breath, blood-boiling affair that resembled last year’s..." March 01

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    Stephane Veilleux clears waivers, so if #mnwild needs his roster spot for trade, they can assign him to Iowa then. Effectively opens 2 spots

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    Spurgeon is feeling better, but he hasn't started working out, Yeo says #mnwild

  • Wild positions itself for possible trade

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Chuck Fletcher appears to be positioning the Wild for a trade or two in advance of Monday’s deadline. The Wild general manager made a roster move that was technically unnecessary, placing winger Stephane Veilleux on waivers Friday. Eventually, that could give the Wild flexibility to be two..." February 28

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Veilleux (MIN) on waivers today

  • Wild's Scandella credits playoff series for growth

    NHL.com "The turning point of Minnesota Wild defenseman Marco Scandella's NHL career isn't hard to find. After spending all but six games of the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season in the American Hockey League, Scandella was recalled by the Wild in time to play against the Chicago Blackhawks in the..." February 26

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    Chad Graff @ChadGraff

    The #mnwild have sent Keranen back to the AHL. Yet to make his NHL debut.

  • Former Coyotes suitor Hulsizer becomes minority owner of Wild

    Pro Hockey Talk "The man who tried, and failed, to buy the Phoenix Coyotes out of bankruptcy is now a minority owner of the Minnesota Wild. The Wild announced today that Chicago businessman Matthew Hulsizer has joined its board of directors as vice chairman and minority owner, while Philip Falcone is no longer..." February 25

  • Oilers finally beat former goalie Dubnyk

    Edmonton Journal "Before the game, Devan Dubnyk was shown some grateful artwork from a little Minnesota Wild fan that said “Dubnyk is Heaven,” with some angels flying around the goalie’s head. But on this starry night, Edmonton Oilers goaltender Ben Scrivens answered his club’s prayers. Scrivens was the..." February 25

  • Bettman: Salary Cap Won’t ‘Fall Off A Cliff’ Because Of Canadian Dollar

    NESN "The March 2 NHL trade deadline is fast approaching and a lot of general managers around the league will be wary of acquiring players with term on their contract beyond this season because of the uncertainty of next year’s salary cap. The salary cap ceiling for the 2014-15 campaign is $69..." February 25

  • Wild acquire Sean Bergenheim from Panthers for playoff push

    SB Nation "The surging Minnesota Wild added another gun to their arsenal on Tuesday, acquiring disgruntled forward Sean Bergenheim from the Florida Panthers in a trade. The Wild will also receive a seventh-round pick from Florida in a deal, while only giving up a third-round pick for the haul. Both picks..." February 25

  • Spurgeon placed on IR, won't join Wild on road trip

    Fox Sports North "Jared Spurgeon will miss at least the upcoming road trip for the Minnesota Wild after he was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. Spurgeon, third on the team in average ice time at 23 minutes, 8 seconds per game, has missed the past two games after taking a puck to the face in a game at Calgary..." February 24

  • Fletcher has eye on solidifying Wild's depth

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "On Feb. 9 against Vancouver, when Jason Zucker suffered a season-ending broken clavicle and Ryan Carter was hurt a few shifts before with an upper-body injury, Chuck Fletcher wondered if he would have to pull off a significant trade to save the Wild’s season. “By the same token,” the Wild..." February 24

  • Six-goal third period carries Wild to blowout, into top eight in West

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Six weeks ago, the way this stumbling, bumbling season was heading, even the least cynical and most optimistic fan never could have imagined the Wild would be able to put itself back in the playoff picture. The Wild’s game was a wreck. Its goaltending was in shambles, its confidence was..." February 23

  • Koivu comes through in overtime to give Wild two big points in Calgary

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Calgary Flames have gotten a lot of publicity lately because of their third-period magic. They entered Wednesday’s game against the Wild with a league-high 10 victories when trailing after two periods — two from tying the league record. When asked about all these comebacks Wednesday..." February 19

  • Patience paying off for Wild's Schroeder

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "As Jordan Schroeder continues to play impressively for the Wild, the 24-year-old former Gopher has been praised by coach Mike Yeo for how patient he has been waiting for this opportunity. Of course, the same thing could be said for Schroeder’s entire pro career. Schroeder spent parts of five..." February 18

  • Keranen set to make NHL debut after being recalled by Wild

    Fox Sports North "Facing an important game in Calgary and perhaps looking for more skill in the lineup, the Minnesota Wild recalled forward Michael Keranen from the American Hockey League on Wednesday. The Wild had an open roster spot after sending Christian Folin to Iowa last week. Keranen, 25, is in his..." February 18

  • 'Bulldog' Biega helps lift Canucks over Wild

    Vancouver Sun "His minor-league teammates call him “Bulldog” and Alex Biega is all of that. He is a 5-10 defenceman but his nickname is not sarcastic. You must have some bulldog in you to play hockey at that size, to battle big odds and bigger opponents and, especially, to not let years in the minors diminish..." February 17

  • Wild GM Fletcher weighing options as trade deadline nears

    Fox Sports North "Minnesota general manager Chuck Fletcher had watched as the Wild had lost six straight games, allowing 29 goals during the stretch which dropped them to 12th in the Western Conference and eight points out of a playoff spot. There was no waiting around to see if Minnesota could pull itself out..." February 17

  • Ballard gets lift with brief return to ice; Yeo values Fontaine

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "As the Wild prepared to leave on Sunday for a three-game road trip to western Canada, Keith Ballard came to Xcel Energy Center to visit with his teammates. The defenseman hadn’t been on the ice since a wicked hit on Dec. 9 left him with a concussion and fractured bones in his face, but he has been..." February 16

  • Dubnyk's strong third period lifts Wild to 2-1 victory over Panthers

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "St. Paul and Sunrise, Fla., the homes of the Wild and Panthers, are 1,750 miles apart, but it’s eerie how the teams were mirror images heading into Thursday’s meeting at Xcel Energy Center. Both had the same amount of points in the standings. Both could move within two points of a playoff spot..." February 13

  • Wild's depth, and GM Fletcher, are being tested

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "A critical stretch for the Wild also will be a crucial time for General Manager Chuck Fletcher to evaluate the team. With long-term injuries to left wingers Jason Zucker, Matt Cooke and Ryan Carter testing the Wild’s depth, coach Mike Yeo will have to juggle his lineup to put the right pieces..." February 12

  • Jets edge Wild 2-1 in OT

    Winnipeg Sun "Leave it to Dustin Byfuglien to provide another dramatic moment for the Winnipeg Jets. Byfuglien, back in the hybrid role he's not the biggest fan of during the past four games, provided the overtime winner with 59.3 seconds left before the shootout was set to arrive to help the Jets earn a 2-1..." February 11

  • Wild Roll Over the Punchless Canucks

    Hockey Wilderness "That is 6-consecutive victories for the Wild now on their march towards a spot in the post season. As the great David Wooderson from Dazed and Confused would say... "Alright, alright, alright!" The Wild came into tonight knowing that the Vanvouver Canucks would be pushing hard to avenge last..." February 10

  • Wild lose 2nd-leading goalscorer Zucker (broken collarbone) for three months

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Minnesota Wild received some tough injury news on Tuesday, as the club announced Jason Zucker would be sidelined for three months with a broken collarbone. Zucker, who sits second to Zach Parise on the team in goals (18 to Parise’s 21), was hurt during Monday’s 5-3 win over the Canucks. " February 10

  • Zucker, Carter placed on injured reserve; Sutter, Bickel called up

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Wild placed forwards Jason Zucker and Ryan Carter on injured reserve this morning following the injuries suffered during Monday's 5-3 victory over Vancouver. Brett Sutter and Stu Bickel are being called up. In addition to the injuries themselves, the Wild needed to make the move because it..." February 10

  • Backstrom sits, waits and says the right things

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Niklas Backstrom hasn’t played since giving up six goals at Pittsburgh on Jan. 13, an outing that precipitated the Wild’s decision to acquire Devan Dubnyk from Arizona. Dubnyk started his ninth consecutive game Saturday night, a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche. And with Darcy Kuemper..." February 08

  • Wild's Cooke out 5-6 weeks after sports hernia surgery

    NHL.com "Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke had successful sports hernia surgery and will miss 5-6 weeks, coach Mike Yeo said Friday." February 07

  • Zucker finds permanent spot in Wild lineup

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Coach Mike Yeo knew he was doing the right thing last season, even if it wasn’t popular with Jason Zucker’s legion of loud and loyal admirers. The speedy Wild winger was demoted to the team’s minor league affiliate in Iowa so frequently that the road south became known as Interstate 35Z, sparking..." February 06

  • Wild skates by weary Blackhawks 3-0 at the X

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Too bad the Wild sits idle the next three days, because it has rediscovered its long lost October mojo. Coming off a three-game western Canadian sweep, the Wild would have no first-game-after-a-long-road-trip blues on Tuesday night. The Wild played what coach Mike Yeo said was “probably” its..." February 04

  • ESPN wins U.S. broadcast rights to World Cup of Hockey

    SB Nation "The World Wide Leader beat out NBC and FOX. Fans still upset about ESPN's perceived lack of hockey coverage over the last few years will be happy to learn the network has won the U.S. broadcast rights to the World Cup of Hockey. According to TSN's report on Tuesday, ESPN beat out both NBC..." February 04

  • Matt Cooke could be out for the season; Jordan Schroeder recalled

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Wild left wing Matt Cooke, who played two third-period shifts totaling 33 seconds Sunday in Vancouver, won’t play tonight against the Chicago Blackhawks and potentially a “longer period of time,” coach Mike Yeo said. I’m hearing via sources that the veteran will likely need season-ending..." February 03

  • Wild beats Vancouver for three-game Canadian sweep

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The standings are no secret, but when the Wild gathered last Monday in suburban Edmonton after the All-Star break, player after player repeated Mike Yeo’s mantra that they were done standings-watching. “We’ve got to win. There’s no other way to put it,” Zach Parise said at the time. “It’s going..." February 02

  • Devan Dubnyk helping change Wild's fortune in net

    CBSSports.com "Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher may have thrown his struggling hockey club a life preserver when he traded for Arizona Coyotes backup goalie Devan Dubnyk a little over two weeks ago. At the time, the deal looked as though it might be too little, too late for a Wild team that had been..." February 02

  • Suter keeps ironman streak alive with Wild

    Pro Hockey Talk "It looked like Ryan Suter might miss his first game (at least because of an injury) with the Minnesota Wild on Sunday, but he opted to fight through it against the Vancouver Canucks, instead. Not missing a game due to an ailment since joining Minnesota before the 2012-13 season would be an..." February 01

  • Parise's goal, Dubnyk's saves hold up for Wild's win in Calgary

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Zach Parise said it plainly Thursday morning. With the number of teams the 12th-place Wild is chasing, it had no choice but to beat the Calgary Flames, who occupy the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Wild’s leading goal scorer repeated that mantra after scoring the..." January 30

  • Devan Dubnyk acquisition could be saving Minnesota Wild's season

    USA Today "If the Minnesota Wild can squeeze into the playoffs, general manager Chuck Fletcher’s acquisition of goaltender Devin Dubnyk will be the best in-season trade of the NHL season. It could be more important than the Penguins’ acquisition of David Perron to play with Sidney Crosby. Since the..." January 30

  • Coyle's late goal gives Wild a 2-1 victory in Edmonton

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "After a week off for the Wild and Edmonton Oilers because of the All-Star break, Wild coach Mike Yeo said Tuesday morning, “You’d expect probably both teams execution-wise to not be completely sharp.” That was certainly the case of the Wild, which managed the puck poorly and wasn’t exactly..." January 28

  • Why the NHL's most hated players are never going away

    CBSSports.com "They tend to be some of the most hated players in the NHL, and when they inevitably do something reckless you probably want them out of the league. They are the guys that spend their time skating along the fine line between "playing with an edge," and playing dirty. On occasion, they will jump..." January 28

  • The Wild don’t want to stress themselves out thinking about the standings

    Pro Hockey Talk "Zack Parise could’ve made it easy on himself and just said the Minnesota Wild, seven points out of a playoff spot coming out of the All-Star break, need to take things one period at a time. Instead, he delved a little deeper into that old hockey cliché. “We can’t put ourselves in an..." January 27

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    Granlund returns tomorrow #mnwild

  • Wild help wanted: Emotional stability a must

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "A stand-up comedian once noted: "I thought about buying a copy of, 'The Power of Positive Thinking.' But what good would that do?'' Wonder if the comic ever heard of the Minnesota Wild. As the NHL trading season kicks off, perhaps Chuck Fletcher is on the lookout for the one commodity most..." January 26